Blog: “Dispatch from the Edge”: February 17, 2017
Blog Post AuthorAnita Sorenson
February 17, 2017 6th week after Epiphany
Jesus is our salvation,
the radiance of the God we cannot see,
the unquenchable fire of love,
the one for whom the angels sing.
The Holy One of God, the true and ever,
the eternal High Priest,
the Lord of the Ages,
the glory of God.
Jesus is also our brother, and as such he takes his place beside us, to teach us the path we must follow to reach the invisible. And to make sure that we understand, he translates into visible terms the invisible things he has seen— as man he acts as God would act; he introduces the ways of the family of God on to the earth and into the family of man.
Carlo Carretto In Search of the Beyond
In two weeks, we will celebrate Ash Wednesday as a community and enter into the Lenten season before Easter. This is traditionally an opportunity for prayer, fasting and reflection on Christ, forty days of refocusing our lives to be more in line with Jesus and the new family that God has created in Him. Who is the Jesus on whom you have staked your life? What might he have to say to you and to our church family in these holy days to come?
Grace and Peace,
Pastor for Spiritual Formation
Keep these opportunities to gather together in mind over the next few weeks:
The Nixon Group: February 17th
The Nixon Group will be on Friday, February 17th, 6pm. Location rotates, so contact Steve or Nancy Stuckey.
Baked Potato Night: February 19th
Baked Potato Night will be on Sunday, February 19th, 4pm, at Anita Sorenson's home.
Family-Friendly Potluck: February 26th
Community Family-Friendly Potluck is Sunday, February 26th, 4pm, at the home of the Heuers.
Women's Book Club: February 28th
Lenten Focus: Neighborhood Listening
During Lent our all-church, inter-departmental emphasis will be on listening to our neighbors.
Neighborhood Treasure Hunt
Sat., Feb. 25th • 10-2 pm • Gathering Place
For the whole church—all ages!
Explore our neighborhood to find hidden treasures we overlook every day (there will be shorter & longer walks available). Bring $$ for lunch as we'll eat out. We'll finish our fun event by "mapping" our neighborhood & choosing new spiritual disciplines of listening & noticing.
• Feb. 26th thru April 15: Lenten disciplines: groups of 2 or more practice disciplines to notice & listen.
• 9 am Sundays, Feb. 26th thru April 9th: Journey to the Cross, photo edition! PasCov youth team up with kids' for photo scavenger hunts; bring a digital camera.
• Neighborhood BBQ: Sat., April 22nd 10-2 pm: We will invite our neighbors to join us for a BBQ in the parking lot. We need lots of volunteers to help!
Sanctuary of Women: March 5 - April 16
Memorial Information for John Wood
Friday, March 3
Viewing at Oakdale Mortuary, open to anyone who wishes to come and go or stay as long as they want during that time.
Oakdale Memorial Park and Mortuary
1401 S. Grand Ave.
Glendora, CA 91740
(626-691-2000; "funeral director": Juan Velasco)
Saturday, March 4
Graveside service at Oakdale (John Notehelfer)
Memorial service at Pasadena Covenant Church
followed by a lunch reception
Koinonia Prayer & Praise potluck: March 5th
Koinonia Prayer & Praise potluck is Sunday, March 5th, 6pm, at the Atherton.
Upcoming Preacher Schedule:
February 19th – Ron Short
February 26th – Rob Johnston
March 5th – Ron Short